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24 January 2024 - The work of the Treasury - Oral evidence

Committee Treasury Committee
Inquiry The work of the Treasury

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Start times: 2:00pm (private) 2:15pm (public)


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MPs question senior officials on the work of the Treasury

The Treasury Committee will hear from senior Treasury officials as part of its ongoing scrutiny of the Treasury’s work at 2:15pm on Wednesday 24 January.  

Meeting details

At 2:15pm: Oral evidence
Work The work of the Treasury (Regular evidence sessions)
Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury
Head of the Government Finance Function and Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury
Finance Director at HM Treasury
Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury

The cross-party Committee’s questions will be wide-ranging and are likely to consider the role of the Treasury in simplifying the tax system following the closure of the Office for Tax simplification in July 2023. Officials could be asked about the rapid expansion of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its efforts to tackle Russian sanctions evasion using third party countries.  

MPs may seek to examine cash acceptance in the context of the FCA’s ongoing consultation on access to cash, and current plans for the sale of remaining government-owned NatWest shares. Questions could be asked about the administration of the Treasury and the transparency of departmental performance.  

A recent committee evidence session examined the current state of debt advice provision. MPs could ask about topics raised at this session, including Buy Now Pay Later schemes and the way Government debt, such as Council Tax, is collected. 

Location

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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